July 27, 2021

Tapia Is Multitalented And Unique

PUSHING THE IDEOLOGICAL ENVELOPE ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS, TAPIA VOICE IS PROJECTED TOWARDS SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AROUND IDENTITY RACE AND STATUS, Utilizing Hip Hop, LATIN MUSIC, URBAN AND, INDIGENOUS AND ELECTRONIC ELEMENTS AND ACRYLIC PAINT WHILE FURTHERING HIS MOVEMENT THROUGH VIDEOGRAPHY, LYRICISM AND SOUND. HE HAS ALSO WRITTEN COLUMNS ON ELECTRONIC HOP FOR BLOGS SUCH AS HIP HOP FRAT HOUSE, AND PAPERBLOG.COM. HE IS THE SON OF PARENTS FROM PUERTO RICO (BORIKEN) AND IS FROM PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND.

TAPIA IS AN A MULTI HYPHENATE ARTIVIST WHO HAS CARVED OUT A NITCH AND A UNIQUE PLACE IN THE PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND. HE HAS ALSO MADE A MARK IN BURGEONING NATIONAL AND WORLD INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, TAINO AND ABORIGINAL MOVEMENTS AS AN ARTIST AND ACTIVIST. HE HAS LECTURED AT THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE CULTURAL CONFERENCES ON “VIABLE KNOWLEDGE “ AND “BLANQUEAMIENTO” AND THE “SPANISH CASTE SYSTEM”, AND ON ABORIGINAL ART AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CREATIVITY AT BROWN UNIVERSITY RHODE ISLAND. HIS TITLE IS TUREYGUA TAINO CAY HE IS CHIEF OF THE CIBUCO BAYAMON TAINO TRIBE AND NATION A (FANA) FEDERATION OF ABORIGINAL NATIONS OF AMERICA MEMBER NATION.

You are an author congratulations on your achievements!! What is the name of your books, what are they about, and what can we learn from them?

My Publications, Books and Authorship: THE Book AB:-ORIGIN is a collection of Paintings about the Origin Struggle and ultimate Survival of our American Indigenous Aborigines. We are known under many misclassified Tagbrands, derivation and slurs used to describe Indigenous melanated American people known to many as Black, negros, mulattos, Latinos, Hispanics, Latinx, African Americans, Afro latinos and Afro Caribbean people.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086Y5J5KV/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_224FEN5WZ49ED54V7D5Y2. Kiss The Girls is a book about my body of work that explores the dynamic of relationships through an artistic urban Indian/urban aboriginal perspective. It combines male and female archetypical reference and stylization with clashing colors and varying hues and stark contrasts. The body of work explores warping of anatomy, sexual shock value, challenging of beliefs, dogma and hypocrisy in the micro and values through a Capitalist empirical lens in the macro. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VYJLTZP/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_PWY19DF6KCW0F1750VGW3. "THE IMPLICATIONS AND RAMIFICATIONS OF THE ARTIFICIAL BLACK IDENTITY A LEGAL CHRONOLOGY OF THE AMERICAS 1492-1968"CULTURAL ETHNOGRAPHIC AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL WORK AND COOAUTHORSHIP Within this 2nd Edition of IRABI, you will learn the true meaning &purpose of the term "black" when applied exclusively & specifically todefine the Autochthonous Aboriginals of American Ancestryalong with the fundamental principles to correcting & securingyour true identity.

Throughout the Americas our American People have beenfalsely yet intentionally classified & referred to as "Negro, Black".The Aboriginal Peoples of the Americas have a long, elaborate &sophisticated history that has been thoroughly documented bynumerous authors from the 16th-19th centuries.We present to you pure NonFiction to assist us all withmaintaining Our AboriginalAmerican Truths. https://shop-a4truth.com/collections/a4-books/products/irabi-2nd-edition

What are some obstacles you went through on your journey to becoming an author and what advice could you give to someone else who would like to become an author?

I faced many obstacles that had to do with the logistics when in printing phases going through ,multiple drafts and reformatting for printing purposes and creating versions that could be electronically distributed. The biggest obstacles lie in writing and sharing those observations opinions and philosophical reflections openly with the public. It takes giving up some of the benefits of anonymity to make an impact through culture and identity and art in the public. I think aspiring authors should focus on what unique value they contribute to the community and trusting that the technicality and execution of how they tell their stories to their reader with grammar and wit is engaging and itself remarkable so that it can make an impact that makes people want to make remarks about their writing.

I see that you have a clothing line what makes your line unique and special. You have different images on your hoodie's can you tell us what those images represent?

My line at Tapianow.com is uniquely couture it is cut to sew individually manufactured on order these are crafted high quality urban art re prints of my unique paintings on hoodies sweats yoga leggings and bomber jackets. These images have cultural meaning such as the Han - Han Katu hoodie representing the spirit of struggle in the form of a female warrior standing before a silhouette of a demonstrating crowd with machetes and guns and picket signs and hammers with the phrase “Han Han Katu” which means Let it be so in the Arawak Taino aboriginal language.

Another example is the “Reflections” athletic suit with images of my painting called “reflections” which features the flags of Caribbean nations ( the greater Antilles nations Puerto Rico ,Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica ) under a pool of water blending and moving as the wake moves through the pool touched by the talons of the Blue Macaw a sacred bird representing spiritual teaching to our Aboriginal Arawakan People. . It represents reflecting on the identity of the first people to contact Europeans the American Indians through colonialism genocide and oppression.

If you could have anyone to represent your brand locally and internationally who would it be and why? and as a fashion designer is there anything you would change about that industry ?

I want our Caribbean American people to identify with my brand and represent it because that is their and our story . If I had to pick representatives internationally they would be like Wyclef and Bad Bunny or J-Lo or Maluma. I am changing what I don’t like about the clothing and fashion industry by making images and fashion representing our American peoples and ideas and providing it straight to the public from manufacturer to customer. I am open to equitable conversation about that with any one.I also design custom regaliaIn corporating traditional and contemporary elements by commission, this is called Sarobeí meaning “ Cotton” in Taino Arawak which our ancestors grew traditionally. These are custom and high ticket designs for culturally conscious folks looking to honor their ancestors traditions and alter contemporary pieces of clothing.

You are also a Activist and speaker what are some of the things that you are passionate to talk about and what are some of the things you want to change in the community and how can we help?

My aim is to serve a the bridge and conversation starter to help people really trace their roots and know who their people are and to encourage our misclassified American indigenous people of Color to reclaim their birthrights and hold government and industry accountable to seek remedy redress and repatriation through documents like the United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous people . I hope to encourage strong individuals with growing their cultural context and understanding of what has happened to our people on our land and seek to remember their ancestors and grand fathers and mothers to tell their story and not merely accept a racial identity and classification that deprives them of their human rights to their authentic Identity as people of the lands of Turtle island.I am passionate about activism about our lands and environment.

I am a member of Providences Racial And Environmental Justice Committee and work with municipal authorities and state agencies to train and Teach institutional leaders and the public about undoing racism , social justice ,Equity and direct action on Environmental issues. I think we owe it to our children and grand fathers to honor them by protecting and maintaining and developing our environment to preserve our past and secure our future. People can help by sharing and spreading awareness of my music my fashion and books and media and by purchasing any of our merch and books on Tapianow.com.

You have some great paintings!! can you tell us what your paintings represent? I would love to know if you plan on having a live viewing of your work for people who would like to buy?

My paintings represent keeping our story and culture alive in the present through living our culture and pushing the envelope forward in telling the story of urban art and indigenous culture commercialized as popular American culture, as hip hop and any of the genres that came from America and were popularized through commercial exploitation ever since colonization. If folks would like to buy or support they can purchase the books and clothing through tapianow.com. Whenever I have a show we promote through tapianow.com and my Instagram @tapiauno1 in addition I will be holding live showing dates beginning again in late August at “Da Art Dealers Gallery in Providence IG:@dartdealers RI through October dates will be forthcoming through the platform.

You said you define yourself as a new kind of Personality in media with the term "Multi-Hyphenate". can you go more in debt on what you mean by that?

I work through and am sought after in multiple artistic and creative genres and fields. I perform ,create ,produce , compose , write , lecture and practice traditional indigenous culture and live my culture forward through hip hop and urban arts.

Can you tell us more about some of your work you have done in media and what are your future goals for your media career?

Recently I have been on local platforms such as the Franchise report with 95.5 WBRU’s DJ Franchise and the Franchise report dropping bars and freestyle Raps in three languages, English ,Spanish and Taino. I have also appeared recently on multiple national independent podcast for audiences from RI to California To Chicago and Florida talking about Aboriginal American culture and addressing the trends of “Black Identity Extremism”.I I have produced life style web series that travel through multiple regions profiling artist and notable figures such as “Neo Intellect Tv” and “Style out tv “airing music videos.

I have provided media coverage and produced multiple independent educational video series through public access and YouTube such as the “Po Metacom Chronicles , and “ Rhode Wave Shorts” and Chief Tureygua Presents documenting the Pokanoket Tribes struggle against Brown University to reclaim their ancestral lands. I hold a bachelors in recording arts and a masters in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University.I also teach about Geneology and anthropology through the www. H2fba.com platform ( how to free Black Americans) and video courses in order to teach folk to retrace their ancestral lines and build their records of family histories and preserve this knowledge. My goals for future media are to expand upon the subject matter and artistic projects through interviews and launching auctions through NFT’ s ( non fungible Tokens)for digital art assets on the Block chain for Crypto Currencies .

You have a lot of talents including being a musical artist what type of vibe can we expect to hear when we tune in and can you tell us about your latest project is there any local features and music videos out?

My vibe is like no other it’s very indigenous carribbean and Taino and Hip hop.I feature many artists providing live instrumentation vocals and unique cultural and regional sounds on my latest project “Taino City Quarantine” the album features Sean Paine, SP 500 on the anti drug use anthem called “Ain’t for you.” It also features Atlanta’s Gene Clout on the Bouncy trap sounding “In-dios”. It features English Spanish and Traditional Carribbean Taino language on multiple tracks including the Aruban Blades sampled China Plastica ft Sincere and Lady of Providence bringing lyricism and Latin inspired boom bap. “Guakia Agua“ ( Our Water )features carribbean legends vocals from Philbert Armenteros and steel drums by Becky Bass over reggaeton and reggae .

“Sacrifice” produced by the Formatt features heavy EDM and dubstep influences and electronic Guitars as does the song “I’m not here” featuring live harmonicas . Know the ledge is a classic Bboy anthem that’s culturally conscious produced by Krook rock , The Grind King. Blue fire features live drumming by myself playing traditional Puerto Rican “Bomba” Drumming over scratches and 90,s hip hop feels. Dead Angels is a magnum opus of trapping sounding hip hop over a choir sample of “ Hosana” addressing Genocide and the spiritual effect on our American people with the music video filmed in Ohio at “The Serpent Mound” ( a traditional megalithic earthen work mound sacred to aboriginal people in America)**SOME MUSIC VIDEOS FROM THE PROJECT***B-Boy Anthem Music Video from TAino City Quarantine Album https://youtu.be/k0ovC8dFEq0 Till I tell Every Story Ft Barry White (Krook Rock and Tapia the SoulKeeperz) https://youtu.be/s3tBbOd8f8oDead Angels- TAPIA-7Ap!A Welcome to AMARUCA (AMERICA) https://youtu.be/ftBmp0nXG5g

Who do feel deserves some credit and recognition that helped you on your musical journey?

My bro Michael Baker ,Mic B the Arch Bishop who has produced many songs along with me since we were in Iraq together and contributed lyrically and sonically to hundreds of songs and events and pushed me to learn and study music at Full Sail University . “Krook Rock The Grind King “worked with me in the mixtape game distributing my projects independently up and down the east coast and showing me the circuits City to City. Tomahawk Tony and the. Aboriginal American Truths and the A4truth.com platform. My man mix engineer and recording engineer Mr. Sean Paine “SP 500”from “Ipsy”Michigan for helping me to record edit and mix my first album Escape Velocity and pushing me hard to complete my bachelors in Florida at Full Sail University . My. Drumming teachers and guides in “The Easter Medicine Singers “ Algonquin traditional drumming group who also took me on tour with them as a drummer and traditional dancer.

My Caribbean drumming mentors Evans Molina Fernandez of Cuba and Lydia Perez of the Puerto Rican Institute for Arts and Advocacy Kenny “Merc” Mercado of The Boiler Room studio. Cesare Santana for productions along with Becky Bass of RI playing steel drums and singing pushing my sound forward to other audiences on my song “Guakia Agua “. Filbert Armenteros the legendary Cuban drummer musician and vocalist for working with me on the same song.My collaborator on numerous tracks incorporating Taino traditional language “The Lady of Providence” Violeta Cruz Del Valle. The Providence Cultural Equity Initiative and its founder Raymond “Two Hawks”Watson who brought me to ATX by PVD to perform during South By southwest in 2018. My Former Manager Jonny Skye of Skye Galleries who encouraged me to perform musically at art show.

The City of Providence, Mayor Elorza and Stephanie Fortunato of Providences Arts Culture and Tourism .I want to thank the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for selecting me as the 2021 Folk Arts Fellowship Award winner and helping to produce and sponsor my art events performances and music in 2021.

What else should our readers know about you?

I live this walk truly.

What's next for you, and how can our readers further follow your work?

We will be planning a carribbean filming tour in September for music videos and documentary scenes in Puerto Rico and carribbean. You can purchase my newest musical project Taino City Quarantine on United Masters https://unitedmasters.com/m/601c376299d5e6457ab1e563 You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter and YouTube at @tapiauno1 or visit my website and platform at www.tapianow.com or find me on Facebook under Joel Rosario Tapia. Our Tribal nation social media. https://www.facebook.com/Cibucobayamontainotribalnation


July 27, 2021

Tapia Is Multitalented And Unique

PUSHING THE IDEOLOGICAL ENVELOPE ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS, TAPIA VOICE IS PROJECTED TOWARDS SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AROUND IDENTITY RACE AND STATUS, Utilizing Hip Hop, LATIN MUSIC, URBAN AND, INDIGENOUS AND ELECTRONIC ELEMENTS AND ACRYLIC PAINT WHILE FURTHERING HIS MOVEMENT THROUGH VIDEOGRAPHY, LYRICISM AND SOUND. HE HAS ALSO WRITTEN COLUMNS ON ELECTRONIC HOP FOR BLOGS SUCH AS HIP HOP FRAT HOUSE, AND PAPERBLOG.COM. HE IS THE SON OF PARENTS FROM PUERTO RICO (BORIKEN) AND IS FROM PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND.

TAPIA IS AN A MULTI HYPHENATE ARTIVIST WHO HAS CARVED OUT A NITCH AND A UNIQUE PLACE IN THE PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND. HE HAS ALSO MADE A MARK IN BURGEONING NATIONAL AND WORLD INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, TAINO AND ABORIGINAL MOVEMENTS AS AN ARTIST AND ACTIVIST. HE HAS LECTURED AT THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE CULTURAL CONFERENCES ON “VIABLE KNOWLEDGE “ AND “BLANQUEAMIENTO” AND THE “SPANISH CASTE SYSTEM”, AND ON ABORIGINAL ART AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CREATIVITY AT BROWN UNIVERSITY RHODE ISLAND. HIS TITLE IS TUREYGUA TAINO CAY HE IS CHIEF OF THE CIBUCO BAYAMON TAINO TRIBE AND NATION A (FANA) FEDERATION OF ABORIGINAL NATIONS OF AMERICA MEMBER NATION.

You are an author congratulations on your achievements!! What is the name of your books, what are they about, and what can we learn from them?

My Publications, Books and Authorship: THE Book AB:-ORIGIN is a collection of Paintings about the Origin Struggle and ultimate Survival of our American Indigenous Aborigines. We are known under many misclassified Tagbrands, derivation and slurs used to describe Indigenous melanated American people known to many as Black, negros, mulattos, Latinos, Hispanics, Latinx, African Americans, Afro latinos and Afro Caribbean people.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086Y5J5KV/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_224FEN5WZ49ED54V7D5Y2. Kiss The Girls is a book about my body of work that explores the dynamic of relationships through an artistic urban Indian/urban aboriginal perspective. It combines male and female archetypical reference and stylization with clashing colors and varying hues and stark contrasts. The body of work explores warping of anatomy, sexual shock value, challenging of beliefs, dogma and hypocrisy in the micro and values through a Capitalist empirical lens in the macro. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VYJLTZP/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_PWY19DF6KCW0F1750VGW3. "THE IMPLICATIONS AND RAMIFICATIONS OF THE ARTIFICIAL BLACK IDENTITY A LEGAL CHRONOLOGY OF THE AMERICAS 1492-1968"CULTURAL ETHNOGRAPHIC AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL WORK AND COOAUTHORSHIP Within this 2nd Edition of IRABI, you will learn the true meaning &purpose of the term "black" when applied exclusively & specifically todefine the Autochthonous Aboriginals of American Ancestryalong with the fundamental principles to correcting & securingyour true identity.

Throughout the Americas our American People have beenfalsely yet intentionally classified & referred to as "Negro, Black".The Aboriginal Peoples of the Americas have a long, elaborate &sophisticated history that has been thoroughly documented bynumerous authors from the 16th-19th centuries.We present to you pure NonFiction to assist us all withmaintaining Our AboriginalAmerican Truths. https://shop-a4truth.com/collections/a4-books/products/irabi-2nd-edition

What are some obstacles you went through on your journey to becoming an author and what advice could you give to someone else who would like to become an author?

I faced many obstacles that had to do with the logistics when in printing phases going through ,multiple drafts and reformatting for printing purposes and creating versions that could be electronically distributed. The biggest obstacles lie in writing and sharing those observations opinions and philosophical reflections openly with the public. It takes giving up some of the benefits of anonymity to make an impact through culture and identity and art in the public. I think aspiring authors should focus on what unique value they contribute to the community and trusting that the technicality and execution of how they tell their stories to their reader with grammar and wit is engaging and itself remarkable so that it can make an impact that makes people want to make remarks about their writing.

I see that you have a clothing line what makes your line unique and special. You have different images on your hoodie's can you tell us what those images represent?

My line at Tapianow.com is uniquely couture it is cut to sew individually manufactured on order these are crafted high quality urban art re prints of my unique paintings on hoodies sweats yoga leggings and bomber jackets. These images have cultural meaning such as the Han - Han Katu hoodie representing the spirit of struggle in the form of a female warrior standing before a silhouette of a demonstrating crowd with machetes and guns and picket signs and hammers with the phrase “Han Han Katu” which means Let it be so in the Arawak Taino aboriginal language.

Another example is the “Reflections” athletic suit with images of my painting called “reflections” which features the flags of Caribbean nations ( the greater Antilles nations Puerto Rico ,Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica ) under a pool of water blending and moving as the wake moves through the pool touched by the talons of the Blue Macaw a sacred bird representing spiritual teaching to our Aboriginal Arawakan People. . It represents reflecting on the identity of the first people to contact Europeans the American Indians through colonialism genocide and oppression.

If you could have anyone to represent your brand locally and internationally who would it be and why? and as a fashion designer is there anything you would change about that industry ?

I want our Caribbean American people to identify with my brand and represent it because that is their and our story . If I had to pick representatives internationally they would be like Wyclef and Bad Bunny or J-Lo or Maluma. I am changing what I don’t like about the clothing and fashion industry by making images and fashion representing our American peoples and ideas and providing it straight to the public from manufacturer to customer. I am open to equitable conversation about that with any one.I also design custom regaliaIn corporating traditional and contemporary elements by commission, this is called Sarobeí meaning “ Cotton” in Taino Arawak which our ancestors grew traditionally. These are custom and high ticket designs for culturally conscious folks looking to honor their ancestors traditions and alter contemporary pieces of clothing.

You are also a Activist and speaker what are some of the things that you are passionate to talk about and what are some of the things you want to change in the community and how can we help?

My aim is to serve a the bridge and conversation starter to help people really trace their roots and know who their people are and to encourage our misclassified American indigenous people of Color to reclaim their birthrights and hold government and industry accountable to seek remedy redress and repatriation through documents like the United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous people . I hope to encourage strong individuals with growing their cultural context and understanding of what has happened to our people on our land and seek to remember their ancestors and grand fathers and mothers to tell their story and not merely accept a racial identity and classification that deprives them of their human rights to their authentic Identity as people of the lands of Turtle island.I am passionate about activism about our lands and environment.

I am a member of Providences Racial And Environmental Justice Committee and work with municipal authorities and state agencies to train and Teach institutional leaders and the public about undoing racism , social justice ,Equity and direct action on Environmental issues. I think we owe it to our children and grand fathers to honor them by protecting and maintaining and developing our environment to preserve our past and secure our future. People can help by sharing and spreading awareness of my music my fashion and books and media and by purchasing any of our merch and books on Tapianow.com.

You have some great paintings!! can you tell us what your paintings represent? I would love to know if you plan on having a live viewing of your work for people who would like to buy?

My paintings represent keeping our story and culture alive in the present through living our culture and pushing the envelope forward in telling the story of urban art and indigenous culture commercialized as popular American culture, as hip hop and any of the genres that came from America and were popularized through commercial exploitation ever since colonization. If folks would like to buy or support they can purchase the books and clothing through tapianow.com. Whenever I have a show we promote through tapianow.com and my Instagram @tapiauno1 in addition I will be holding live showing dates beginning again in late August at “Da Art Dealers Gallery in Providence IG:@dartdealers RI through October dates will be forthcoming through the platform.

You said you define yourself as a new kind of Personality in media with the term "Multi-Hyphenate". can you go more in debt on what you mean by that?

I work through and am sought after in multiple artistic and creative genres and fields. I perform ,create ,produce , compose , write , lecture and practice traditional indigenous culture and live my culture forward through hip hop and urban arts.

Can you tell us more about some of your work you have done in media and what are your future goals for your media career?

Recently I have been on local platforms such as the Franchise report with 95.5 WBRU’s DJ Franchise and the Franchise report dropping bars and freestyle Raps in three languages, English ,Spanish and Taino. I have also appeared recently on multiple national independent podcast for audiences from RI to California To Chicago and Florida talking about Aboriginal American culture and addressing the trends of “Black Identity Extremism”.I I have produced life style web series that travel through multiple regions profiling artist and notable figures such as “Neo Intellect Tv” and “Style out tv “airing music videos.

I have provided media coverage and produced multiple independent educational video series through public access and YouTube such as the “Po Metacom Chronicles , and “ Rhode Wave Shorts” and Chief Tureygua Presents documenting the Pokanoket Tribes struggle against Brown University to reclaim their ancestral lands. I hold a bachelors in recording arts and a masters in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University.I also teach about Geneology and anthropology through the www. H2fba.com platform ( how to free Black Americans) and video courses in order to teach folk to retrace their ancestral lines and build their records of family histories and preserve this knowledge. My goals for future media are to expand upon the subject matter and artistic projects through interviews and launching auctions through NFT’ s ( non fungible Tokens)for digital art assets on the Block chain for Crypto Currencies .

You have a lot of talents including being a musical artist what type of vibe can we expect to hear when we tune in and can you tell us about your latest project is there any local features and music videos out?

My vibe is like no other it’s very indigenous carribbean and Taino and Hip hop.I feature many artists providing live instrumentation vocals and unique cultural and regional sounds on my latest project “Taino City Quarantine” the album features Sean Paine, SP 500 on the anti drug use anthem called “Ain’t for you.” It also features Atlanta’s Gene Clout on the Bouncy trap sounding “In-dios”. It features English Spanish and Traditional Carribbean Taino language on multiple tracks including the Aruban Blades sampled China Plastica ft Sincere and Lady of Providence bringing lyricism and Latin inspired boom bap. “Guakia Agua“ ( Our Water )features carribbean legends vocals from Philbert Armenteros and steel drums by Becky Bass over reggaeton and reggae .

“Sacrifice” produced by the Formatt features heavy EDM and dubstep influences and electronic Guitars as does the song “I’m not here” featuring live harmonicas . Know the ledge is a classic Bboy anthem that’s culturally conscious produced by Krook rock , The Grind King. Blue fire features live drumming by myself playing traditional Puerto Rican “Bomba” Drumming over scratches and 90,s hip hop feels. Dead Angels is a magnum opus of trapping sounding hip hop over a choir sample of “ Hosana” addressing Genocide and the spiritual effect on our American people with the music video filmed in Ohio at “The Serpent Mound” ( a traditional megalithic earthen work mound sacred to aboriginal people in America)**SOME MUSIC VIDEOS FROM THE PROJECT***B-Boy Anthem Music Video from TAino City Quarantine Album https://youtu.be/k0ovC8dFEq0 Till I tell Every Story Ft Barry White (Krook Rock and Tapia the SoulKeeperz) https://youtu.be/s3tBbOd8f8oDead Angels- TAPIA-7Ap!A Welcome to AMARUCA (AMERICA) https://youtu.be/ftBmp0nXG5g

Who do feel deserves some credit and recognition that helped you on your musical journey?

My bro Michael Baker ,Mic B the Arch Bishop who has produced many songs along with me since we were in Iraq together and contributed lyrically and sonically to hundreds of songs and events and pushed me to learn and study music at Full Sail University . “Krook Rock The Grind King “worked with me in the mixtape game distributing my projects independently up and down the east coast and showing me the circuits City to City. Tomahawk Tony and the. Aboriginal American Truths and the A4truth.com platform. My man mix engineer and recording engineer Mr. Sean Paine “SP 500”from “Ipsy”Michigan for helping me to record edit and mix my first album Escape Velocity and pushing me hard to complete my bachelors in Florida at Full Sail University . My. Drumming teachers and guides in “The Easter Medicine Singers “ Algonquin traditional drumming group who also took me on tour with them as a drummer and traditional dancer.

My Caribbean drumming mentors Evans Molina Fernandez of Cuba and Lydia Perez of the Puerto Rican Institute for Arts and Advocacy Kenny “Merc” Mercado of The Boiler Room studio. Cesare Santana for productions along with Becky Bass of RI playing steel drums and singing pushing my sound forward to other audiences on my song “Guakia Agua “. Filbert Armenteros the legendary Cuban drummer musician and vocalist for working with me on the same song.My collaborator on numerous tracks incorporating Taino traditional language “The Lady of Providence” Violeta Cruz Del Valle. The Providence Cultural Equity Initiative and its founder Raymond “Two Hawks”Watson who brought me to ATX by PVD to perform during South By southwest in 2018. My Former Manager Jonny Skye of Skye Galleries who encouraged me to perform musically at art show.

The City of Providence, Mayor Elorza and Stephanie Fortunato of Providences Arts Culture and Tourism .I want to thank the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for selecting me as the 2021 Folk Arts Fellowship Award winner and helping to produce and sponsor my art events performances and music in 2021.

What else should our readers know about you?

I live this walk truly.

What's next for you, and how can our readers further follow your work?

We will be planning a carribbean filming tour in September for music videos and documentary scenes in Puerto Rico and carribbean. You can purchase my newest musical project Taino City Quarantine on United Masters https://unitedmasters.com/m/601c376299d5e6457ab1e563 You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter and YouTube at @tapiauno1 or visit my website and platform at www.tapianow.com or find me on Facebook under Joel Rosario Tapia. Our Tribal nation social media. https://www.facebook.com/Cibucobayamontainotribalnation


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